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Have you got a great idea for EOSC-Life related training such as a face-to-face course or e-learning?
Do you need help to fund it and pull it together?

Apply to the EOSC-Life Training OpenCall!

Update: Deadline has been extended to June 12, 2020!


About the Call

The EOSC-Life Training team offers funding to support training activities and provides expertise and guidance to help you organise successful and impactful training through our Training Open Call.

This call is for training on topics relevant for EOSC-Life. Proposals can be submitted for funding to support the following activities (not mutually exclusive).

  • Development of new courses or other training activities
    This would typically provide funding for personnel developing new training activities or adapting existing training to the needs of EOSC-Life; this could include face-to-face  courses, e-learning courses or stand-alone content such as video/podcast.
  • Delivery of courses or other training activities
    This would typically provide funding for venue related costs such as catering and room rent or some support for the travel of trainers
  • Capacity building 
    This would typically provide funding for any activity that supports the reach of existing courses, shares best practice and knowledge exchange, coordinates activities with other EOSC-related projects. This could include training new trainers or staff visits between Research Infrastructures. This could provide funding for venue related costs such as catering and room rent or some support for the travel.



Submission Criteria

With this Training open call EOSC-Life offers support without any  restriction with respect to the training modality. Training courses can be face-to-face, online or blended courses. Courses may be organised in collaboration with non-EOSC Life partners given that the rationale and added value can be demonstrated.

EOSC-Life aims to address topics relevant across RIs and foster close collaboration and exchange among RIs. Therefore, proposals should have at least two Research Infrastructures as partners in the application. Contributions do not have to be equal, e.g. one RI could provide expertise and the other RI the use case and event organisation. RI applicants do not need to be part of EOSC-Life, but strong rationale why they provide additional value/expertise must be given.

There is no restriction with respect to venue location as long as budget and travel time are within acceptable limits. For self-led online training, courses should be made freely accessible for the duration of the project where the format allows (e.g. webinar recordings).

The quality of training and fit to the training needs of the EOSC-Life community are the main selection criteria, additional criteria include credibility of the timeline, maturity of the proposal, appropriateness of staffing, and involvement of more than two Research Infrastructures (including institutions from EU13).

Please submit your proposal online via ARIA, according to the guidelines and templates provided. Applicants must register on the Instruct website where the proposal submission forms and further information is available or contact us directly at

How to Apply

Deadline for proposal submission is Friday 12 June 2020 (midnight BST/GMT+1).
Only complete proposals will be considered.
Submission uses an ARIA web form: template document will help you structure your application accordingly.
Click here to download a proposal template

Expression of interest stage:
Applicants should email the WP9 leaders with a draft proposal to discuss and request feedback, including possible synergies with other expected proposals.